Have you been looking for a pair of good leather shoes for your child? Are you always trying to protect your kids’ feet by providing them with good quality shoes?
Providing our children with good quality, supportive, breathable, and flexible shoes is extremely important if you want to keep their feet and legs healthy.
Please keep in mind that our feet are considered the foundation for our entire body, and we must take good care of them.
I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 8 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and the way they FIT.
The shoe store specializes in children with foot and leg issues, and since we are a fitting shoe store we must carry good supportive shoes that are also available in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide (this will guarantee that we can fit all children’s feet, no matter what size or shape they are).
We also provide orthotic fitting for those cases where a good supportive shoe might not be enough to reduce or fully eliminate the pain the child might be experiencing. However, in most cases your kids’ foot and leg pain can be improved by wearing the correct shoe style and the correct shoe size.
Lately, we have been inundated with shoe brands that are making their shoes in places such as China or Vietnam. This translates into lower priced shoes, but it also has a direct impact in the quality of the materials the shoe is made of.
Saving money in your kids’ shoes by purchasing low quality ones is just false economy. Trust me, you will end up saving a lot of money in the future if you decide to invest a little more in your kids’ shoes, since you will be keeping their feet and legs healthy.
Providing your child with the correct pair of shoes from the time they start learning how to walk to their teenage years will keep their feet and legs healthy and allow them to perform their everyday activities and sports without their feet or legs hurting.
Through these 8 years of working at the shoe store, I have helped parents find the correct pair of shoes for their child that they didn’t even know existed. I have heard many times parents complain how their child couldn’t wear a particular shoe style because his or her feet were too wide.
I want you to REMEMBER this:
It doesn’t matter what activity your child is involved in and how wide or how narrow his or her feet are, there is a specific shoe in that particular width and I will help you find it!
In this post, I will describe the best leather shoes for kids and show you the most simple and effective way to get your child the correct shoe size!
Why Are Leather Shoes Important? – Keep Your Kids Feet Healthy!
There are many benefits of providing your child with a pair of leather shoes. We know how children are always active and running around, the good thing about leather shoes is that they will provide their feet with extra comfort and protection.
Let’s take a look at the advantages that will provide to your kids feet:
- Breathability: shoes made of leather allow air to pass through the shoes, allowing your feet to breathe and keeping them healthy by preventing bacteria from building up inside the shoe.
- Durability: leather shoes will last much longer than shoes made of synthetic materials. If your kids are always destroying their shoes before they outgrow them, you must provide them with a pair of good quality shoes made of leather (remember that kids should always outgrow their shoes before they destroy them).
- Water-friendly: leather shoes will keep your kids’ feet dry when walking through wet grass for example. Please keep in mind that this doesn’t meant the shoe is waterproof, since if your child steps on a puddle his or her feet will get wet.
- Better FIT: a shoe made of leather will mold to your kids’ foot shape, providing your child with extra comfort and support.
- Easy to clean: leather shoes are very easy to clean compared to shoes made of other type of materials.
Leather shoes provide several advantages against shoes made of synthetic materials. Leather shoes will provide your children with extra comfort and protection so you don’t have to worry about hurting their feet.
Providing your child with a pair of genuine leather shoes is an investment that will keep their feet feeling comfortable and healthy as their feet continue to develop.
Providing Your Child With The Correct Shoe Size – Get it Right!
While leather shoes offer several benefits against other type of shoes, if you don’t provide your child with the correct shoe size, you won’t get any of the benefits that the shoe has to offer.
This is important for parents to understand, since you can buy a shoe made of high quality materials that offer great support, breath-ability, and flexibility, but if it doesn’t FIT properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoe has to offer. You will end up creating all sort of foot issues to your kids’ feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
I always recommend parents to take their children to a local shoe store that they trust, but most parents have contacted me concerned that they don’t have a local shoe store to take their children to be properly fitted for shoes. If you are one of those parents that must get their kids’ shoes online, start by reading a post I wrote where I describe the most simple and effective way to figure out your kids’ actual shoe size:
Once you know your kids shoe size, you can start looking for your kids shoes online, but please keep in mind that the shoe size is just a starting point when trying to find the correct shoe size, since all shoes run a little but different such as short, long, narrow or wide.
However, I have fitted most children shoe brands and shoe styles, and I know exactly how each shoe style FITS. So please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are not sure how a particular shoe style fits.
The Best Leather Shoes For Kids – Choose Them Wisely!
Now that you know how to figure out your kids’ shoe size and the importance and key role that leather shoes play in keeping your kids feet and legs healthy, you are ready to make the most informative decision.
Like I mentioned before, there are only a few shoe brands that style provide children with shoes made of high quality leather. While these types of shoes might be a little more expensive than the rest, keep in mind that you are probably buying your kids sneakers three times a year (the average child outgrows his or her shoes between 4 to 5 months).
Investing in your kids’ feet is a smart choice. Did you know that 80% of the population will end up with foot issues? Most people are wearing the wrong shoe size and they don’t even know it. Taking care of your kids’ feet from an early age stage will save you from many headaches in the future.
Below you can find a selection of the best leather shoes for boys:
Below you can fin a selection of the best shoes for girls:
All of these shoe styles fit “true to size”,which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
I have fitted these shoe styles before and I can tell you that they are not only made of great quality, but they will also support your kids feet, allow them to breathe, and since they are lightweight and flexible they will allow your child to run around without his or her feet or legs feeling tired!
Those are also some of the most popular shoe brands for children (they all made high quality leather shoes), but if you are looking for a more affordable option you can take a look at a post I wrote where I describe the best shoe brands for kids (shoes that will still offer good support for your kids, but they will cost less than the selection I presented you above)
Please never underestimate the importance that properly fitted and high quality shoes have in keeping our kids feet and legs healthy. I have helped thousands of children, women, and men that came to the store complaining about foot and leg pain, and in most cases, this was due to not wearing the correct pair of shoes. Something so SIMPLE as wearing the correct shoe size and the correct shoe style will have a huge positive impact in your feet and legs.
Have you been looking for high quality leather shoes for your child? Have you found or tried a particular shoe style that has worked well for his or her feet? Please share your thoughts and experiences below so we can all benefit from them!